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Woman, 18, Arrested On Suspicion Of Stabbing Mother Multiple Times

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Costa Mesa police say 18-year-old Andrea Simpson (pictured here) was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. (credit: Costa Mesa Police Department)

Costa Mesa police say 18-year-old Andrea Simpson (pictured here) was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. (credit: Costa Mesa Police Department)

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COSTA MESA (CBS) — An 18-year-old woman remained behind bars on Sunday on suspicion of stabbing her mother with a kitchen knife during an altercation.

A news release issued by Costa Mesa Police said Andrea Quanita Simpson was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the stabbing of 51-year-old Alice Simpson.

According to police, a friend found the elder Simpson suffering of multiple stab wounds to the chest, back and arms. The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. on June 8 in an apartment on Hamilton Street.

The woman was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Police said she was listed in stable condition.

Andrea Quanita Simpson, who reportedly has a history of mental illness, was booked for assault with a deadly weapon. Her bail was set at $25,000.

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